SEATTLE (AP) — As the only owner of an NFL team with a brain research laboratory, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is in a unique position to study whether repeated blows to the head can lead […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we’re awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders. This […]
CHICAGO (AP) — They’re called “super agers” — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. Researchers are looking at this rare group in […]
Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer’s disease […]
BOSTON (AP) — Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten […]
BOSTON (AP) — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, […]
How to handle elder family members without putting them in nursing homes. Money 101 guest host Ron Kilgore talks with Lora King, author of “Stolen,” about Alzheimer’s, and with Susan Geffen, a gerontologist, elder law […]
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with inventor and neurotechnologist Philip Low. The founder of NeuroVirgil, he has worked with Stephen Hawkings and was recently named as “A Scientist to Watch,” by The Scientist Magazine.
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and drop her off at his parents’ home so he could […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A variety of online tools and apps are catering to people who care for friends and relatives who have Alzheimer’s, autism and other illnesses. Autistic youngsters are learning to communicate using iPads. A new app can help with medications.
(AP) — A new study finds that Alzheimer’s is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year.